Can’t the GOP even show a little originality? It is all tried and true ideas multiplied by whatever factor they think they can get away with.
Danny “Dan” Lee Burton was a Republican Congressman during President Clinton’s administration who in 1998 said, “If I could prove 10 percent of what I believe happened, he’d [Clinton] be gone. This guy’s a scumbag. That’s why I’m after him.”
Rep. Burton led the House inquiry into the death of Vincent Foster Burton was convinced that Foster was murdered and urged extensive investigation into the possible involvement of the Clintons. Burton gained attention for re-enacting the alleged crime in his backyard with his own pistol and a pumpkin standing in for Foster’s head. Burton’s information during the Whitewater controversy was based on opposition research conducted by Floyd Brown, who founded Citizens United in 1988, which created the well-known Willie Horton attack ad against Michael Dukakis. Because of the problems with the quality of Brown’s research and testimony, the investigation was closed..
Issa’s evidence regarding President Obama will be as weak as Burton’s was regarding President Clinton. In addition Issa will be a fox guarding the hen house regarding asking for the top 1% in the business industry’s help in devising ways to help them get an even bigger slice of the pie.
The article “GOP’s New Oversight Chair Asks Businesses Which Regulations Burden Them” states “We’ve noted that many of the incoming Republican chairs of powerful House committees have criticized the Obama administration’s ” job-killing ” regulation of the financial and energy sectors, among others.
One of these, Rep. Darrell Issa, has sent letters to more than 150 businesses, trade groups and think tanks calling for their input on which regulations are burdening them and hurting jobs, Politico reports….
The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is examining existing and proposed regulations that negatively impact the economy and jobs.”
The GOP can come up with plenty of ways to shaft the bottom 99%, but to make sure they get the top 1%’s input as the article states “As a trade organization comprised of members that must comply with the regulatory state, I ask for your assistance in identifying existing and proposed regulations that have negatively impacted job growth in your members’ industry. Additionally, suggestions on reforming identified regulations and the rulemaking process would be appreciated.”
That isn’t where Issa stops as the article states “As we’ve written, since being named as the incoming chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Issa has sought to allay fears that he will use his new position-which includes subpoena authority-to initiate partisan investigations . He’s already requested information from many administration officials as well.”
“Asking a question shouldn’t be labeled as partisan or political,” his spokesman told Politico. He also said that with their letters soliciting feedback on regulation, “[it] was a broad net that we cast.”
Remember how another fox guarding the hen house Rep. Joe Barton apologized to BP? Well the GOP didn’t want to give him the top job, but he will serve as the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Chairman Emeritus.
Barton apologized to BP now he is a leader of our energy policy.
The December 8, 2010 article “Rep. Joe Barton won’t lead House energy panel” states ” U.S. Rep. Joe Barton failed Tuesday in his bid to lead one of the House’s most powerful committees despite running an aggressive campaign that questioned his rival’s voting record.
The decision means that Barton, R- Arlington , won’t lead the GOP effort to repeal the health care law or stymie the Obama administration’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and Internet traffic. And for the first time in a half-decade, Barton won’t be the GOP’s voice on energy policy.”
It wasn’t because GOP didn’t want him to apologize to BP again-even though that was part of the GOP consideration, but as t he article states “Even so, lawmakers said it was a term-limit rule that doomed Barton’s chances. The rule limits a lawmaker to three terms as the top Republican on a committee. Barton chaired the committee for one term, and served as the panel’s senior Republican after Democrats took over the House in 2007.
Rep. Pete Sessions , R-Dallas, said Barton made a strong presentation to the steering committee. But Republican lawmakers were comfortable enforcing their term-limit rule.”
His opponent for the chairmanship Upton might be as vile as Barton, as t he article states “But he proposed a committee agenda that was as conservative as Barton’s. Both lawmakers said they would try to repeal the health care law and undercut Environmental Protection Agency regulation of greenhouse gases, among other new rules.
“The Obama administration is on notice – they will not be allowed to regulate what they have been unable to legislate.”
Cheney is every GOP’s hero. Maybe Upton can ruin the US as badly as Cheney.
The article ” Timeline: How Dick Cheney Helped Cause the BP oil spill” details how W’s #2 ruined our energy policy. Maybe then Upton will defer to Barton to soak the bottom 99% for the advantage of the top 1% in the energy industry.
The article lists transgression from 2001 to 2008 that W was responsible for. If you tried to talk calmly to a GOP goon they’d blow off the 1st 7 years of W’s administration, but in the last year W’s responsibility for BP is clearly shown, as the article states “Bush lifts moratorium on offshore drilling. Bush lifted the executive moratorium on offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts on July 14. This moratorium was put in place in 1990 by Pres. George H.W. Bush. Bush then called on Congress to lift its own annual ban on drilling, as John McCain embraced “drill, baby, drill” that year.
Government agency accepted gifts and engaged in fraternizing and illicit activities. A June 2008 interior general report found that Minerals Management Service officials accepted gifts, engaged in drug use and illicit sex with employees from energy firms, and showed favoritism in handling contracts.”
Darrell Issa will reprise Dan Burton’s role in as he’ll investigate the Obama administration with the flimsiest of evidence. He and other GOP goons will serve as fox es guarding the hen house to give the top 1% the maximum advantages possible.